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The Upbeat Beatles - Friday 31st July 2009 at 7.30pm
The Upbeat Beatles at The Albert Halls, Stirling, Scotland

The Albert Halls, Stirling, Scotland
Tickets £12/£10

Box office: 01786 473544 or online at

Relive the sounds and excitement of the 60's with this leading Beatles tribute band...
Imagine it's 1963 and there’s a show at your local theatre.

Appearing on the bill with Helen Shapiro, Chris Montez and Bobby Vee is a new band, with only one hit under their belt - The Beatles!

At this point in their career, The Beatles are rockin’. There isn’t a band to touch them. After all the grueling one nighters in Liverpool and the long residences in Hamburg, the hard work is finally paying off and they blow the audience away with their sound - a fabulous cocktail of early Motown, Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and original material!

The Upbeat Beatles at The Albert Halls, Stirling, Scotland It is this sound that The Upbeat Beatles re-create. Raw powerhouse vocals, breathtaking harmonies and punchy tight musicianship - and in the world of Beatles tribute bands, there isn’t a band to touch them!

Ask anyone who’s seen The Upbeat Beatles and they will tell you! What you see is what you get - no tapes or mini discs, just three amps and a drum kit.

It takes more than suits and wigs to re-capture the magic of The Beatles and one listen to the The Upbeat Beatles album will satisfy the most faithful Beatles fan! As well as a CD, we can provide you with a CD-ROM or video of the band live just to prove the point!

The Upbeat Beatles show is all about audience reaction and having a good time....THIS IS THE NEAREST YOU'RE GOING TO GET TO THE REAL THING!

The Upbeat Beatles tribute band - “A SPLENDID TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL”

The Upbeat Beatles at The Albert Halls, Stirling, Scotland Comments, Quotes and Reviews

Brilliant! I’ve booked them for another 8 shows! Steve Haymer- Café Royal, London

Quite simply the best! Director - Conference Dynamics

What a fabulous night – they really know how to get everyone on the dance floor! Thistle Hotel - Brighton

The best band we’ve ever seen - we’ve already booked them for 2 more shows. Hazel Cockett - Events manager, AIT Ltd

It was like turning the clock back 40 years – fantastic! James Albright - Leeds Castle

What a sensational band – we’ll be booking them again Hilton St Annes Manor - Wokingham

I couldn’t tell the difference – the sound was amazing! Events Manager - Greenwich Yacht Club

I felt like I was 15 again – they put such energy into the Lennon/McCartney songs. Manager - Lawrence Batley Theatre

The Upbeat Beatles at The Albert Halls, Stirling, Scotland

The long and winding road to the Beatles!!!


Question: What do all the above artistes have in common?

Answer: John Wilson who plays Paul McCartney in The Upbeat Beatles.
John’s first major recording contract was with a band called The Dodgers, which he formed with Tommy Evans who, of course, was formerly bass player vocalist and writer with rock legends Badfinger - the group signed to The Beatles’ record label, Apple, and their debut album was produced by none other than George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney!

John later starred with Ringo Starr in the movie ‘Willy and the Poor Boys’, which also featured members of The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Faces and Chris Rea.

Harry Nilsson was one of the famous four, along with none other than John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon! His worldwide number one hit ‘Without You’ (which was also a number one hit for Mariah Carey many years later) was written by Tommy Evans and Pete Ham, who originally recorded the song with Badfinger. Sadly, Pete and Tommy both took their own lives – a well documented rock tragedy.

In 1986, John joined The Average White Band (AWB) as lead vocalist and co-writer, replacing Hamish Stewart who had left the band to work with – you’ve guessed it – Sir Paul McCartney. Whilst in AWB, John wrote many successful songs for, amongst others, Sir Cliff Richard and Bill Wyman.

Not only is John touring the country and the world with the Upbeat Beatles performing 150 shows a year - BERMUDA,USA,ITALY,CHINA! He is also very busy recording his own music and a follow up album to his critically acclaimed ‘Daddy Sang the Blues’.

So, who are the ‘other’ members of The Upbeat Beatles and what is their claim to fame?

The Upbeat Beatles at The Albert Halls, Stirling, Scotland Roger Channing (John Lennon) – was the main songwriter in Hot Stuff, a rock/pop band that was signed to Ariola (now RCA) with whom they had 3 hit singles. Hot Stuff toured extensively worldwide and appeared on the TV show ‘New Faces’, finishing as runners up to Patti Boulaye. During his busy and varied musical career, Roger has performed in many prestigious venues including The Empire (Leicester Square), The Park Lane Hilton Hotel and Skibo Castle, Scotland (Madonna and Guy Richie’s wedding venue) to name but a few.

Colin Yates (George Harrison) – is a classically trained guitarist, having studied at Trinity College of Music in London. He has played music all of his life and has been a professional musician for 20+ years, during which time he has performed with countless musicians at legendary venues such The Marquee and The Jazz Café. It’s a well known fact in the business that Colin is the best ‘tribute’ George there is! Often referred to as the “quiet one”, Colin hasn’t spoken since August 1962!

Paul Jarrett (Ringo Starr) – has been a drummer for as long as he can remember! When he was 13 years old, his Dad bought him his first drum kit and since then he’s played live and recorded with, numerous bands at all of the prestigious music venues/studios in the UK. He has a powerful voice, making him one of the few singing Ringos in the business. When he’s not performing with The Upbeat Beatles, Paul plays drums with the critically acclaimed alternative rock band, tvfordogs, who have just released their third album, ‘Starling’. For further information, visit

For further information about the band visit or call 01428 654468 or John Wilson on 07973 153990.

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